Hamad Obaid Alzaabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador has announced that the UAE Consulate will open a visa centre in Karachi. It will become functional in the first week of September 2019.
Also, another visa centre will be operational in Islamabad in the first week of October. All visa related facilities will be provided by these centres in Pakistan.
At a meeting speaking during his visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) said, “Everything will be here including medical insurance, check-ups, contracts, etc to facilitate visa issuance from the visa centre in Karachi, which will be the biggest visa centre of Asia.”
He said that the entire team for the centre will come from the UAE. As per the ambassador, the relations between Pakistan and the UAE are strong but it is important to further develop the ties by exploring new opportunities.
He said, “Governments of the UAE and Pakistan are working very hard to narrow the gap, find opportunities and tap the potential for trade and investment.”
Adding, “We are trying to find new areas of cooperation where we can work together and are also examining the challenges so that these could be addressed by the UAE authorities.”